Here’s what happens when occupation ends and Islamist zombies go head to head with weak, corrupt governments. Total collapse:
President Mahmoud Abbas will dissolve the Palestinian Authority’s government Thursday after fighting between rival parties Hamas and Fatah consumed the Gaza Strip and was expected to call for a state of emergency, sources close to Abbas confirmed to FOX News.
Abbas also intends to call for the deployment of a multinational force in Gaza and plans to appoint an independent politician to replace Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas as prime minister, the aides said.
The new UN chief is willing to “explore” the possibility of sending peacekeepers but a Hamas spokesman has already put the kibosh on it. Why shouldn’t he? They’ve taken control of most of the security institutions and are firing RPGs at Abbas’s presidential compound; they’re promising to publish documents they seized showing that Fatah has received assistance from the CIA and Israeli security (probably true), and Palestinian-style “justice” for Fatah loyalists is already under way. They’ll own the whole strip soon, at which point the money and weapons from Iran should start flowing in in earnest. Been a long time coming, too:
In a sign of how long they have prepared for the offensive, Hamas militants blew up a security headquarters in Khan Younis yesterday by placing explosives at the end of a 220-yard tunnel which would have required weeks or months to dig.
For much of the past year there have been repeated reports that Hamas was arming itself with weapons smuggled into the Gaza Strip through tunnels from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The crowning achievement of their victory: the conversion of a Palestinian security center into a mosque.
Thus ends the “Middle East peace process” that was never much of a process and never much about peace. Hamas won’t negotiate, and even if it did, how do you form a Palestinian state out of two areas that are not only discontiguous but now ruled by two separate governments? Egypt has its own Islamist problem with the Muslim Brotherhood, too, so they have no incentive to legitimize Hamas any more than they already have. Meanwhile, this gives Iran three de facto borders now with Israel: Syria, southern Lebanon, and Hamastan.
Naturally, it’s all Israel’s fault.